Patient Relations Program

If you feel you have experienced sexual abuse or sexual misconduct by a member of the ACMDTT, please contact the ACMDTT Complaints Director at 780 487 6130. Your concern will be handled in a supportive and respectful manner. The Complaints Director will assist you in exploring the complaints process.

ACMDTT’s Patient Relations Program

Under the Health Professions Act (HPA), ACMDTT must have a Patient Relations Program which includes measures for preventing and addressing sexual abuse and sexual misconduct by ACMDTT members towards their patients. The Patient Relations Program also strives to support patients who are the victims of sexual abuse or sexual misconduct by regulated members.

Resources

The following resources are provided to help you access the information and supports that may help you.

  • MyHealth Alberta (information source, search “sexual assault” or “sexual abuse”)
  • 211 Alberta 24 Hour Information and Referral Service (search “sexual assault” or “sexual abuse”).

You can also reach the Alberta 211 call centres on the following toll-free numbers: Calgary: Central Alberta & Alberta South 1-855-266-1605 Edmonton: Alberta North 1-888-482-4696

  • Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services (AASAS)
  • Health Link Alberta (Dial 811)

Funding for Treatment and Counseling

ACMDTT provides funding for treatment or counselling for patients who have experienced sexual abuse or sexual misconduct by an ACMDTT member. Please contact the ACMDTT Registrar & CEO for enquiries. Pree Tyagi, Registrar & CEO Email: ptyagi@acmdtt.com Phone: 780.487.6130 Toll-free: 1.800.282.2165 Individuals may also have access to funding for services through private insurance/benefits plans (e.g., Alberta Blue Cross, Employee and Family Assistance Plan, etc).

Educational Requirements for Regulated MRT and ENP related to the Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct

  1. Review ACMDTT’s Standards of Practice.
  2. Declare at the time of renewal for 2020 that they have reviewed the Standards of Practice 5.0 Protection of Patients from Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct.
  3. All new and returning applicants to the College must complete the Regulations Education Module (REM) which ensures that they have received training, understand the relevant legislation, regulations, standards and the restricted activities that they are authorized to perform prior to becoming regulated members.

The Alberta Federation of Regulated Health Professions (AFRHP) is a group of 29 health regulatory Colleges that work together to fulfill the same mandate – “to regulate our respective professions in the public interest.” The AFRHP has launched a new educational course to help regulated health professionals understand and comply with Bill 21.

Staff, Council, Committee Training

Staff have received education and training to prevent and address sexual abuse and sexual misconduct towards patients. Training is provided to all new staff within 3 to 6 months of commencement, and existing staff receive refresher training every 5 years. ACMDTT Council and Hearing Tribunal/Complaint Review Committee members receive training when first elected/appointed, and further training when selected to sit on a tribunal/appeal panel. Their training includes information regarding Trauma Informed Practice and sexual violence.